Hippos or Sussita is an ancient city and archaeological site in the former Israel-Syria DMZ, located on a hill on the slopes of the Golan Heights overlooking the Sea of Galilee. Hippos was a Hellenistic city in the northern Jordan Valley, and a long-time member of the Decapolis, a league of ten cities more closely tied to the Greco-Roman culture than to the local Semitic-speaking population. Later, Hippos became a predominantly Christian city, which declined towards the end of the Byzantine period and throughout the Early Muslim period, and was abandoned after the 749 Galilee earthquake. Today, the ruins of Hippos are open to visitors of the Susita Nature Reserve and National Park.

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